A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Elkins’ resume includes performances at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Thingamajig Theatre Company, and Single Carrot Theatre among others. Elkins is no stranger to solo shows, delighting audiences with his five-star performances in such original works as Tipping A Glass with O Henry and An Evening with Poe.
Making his Edinburgh Fringe debut last year, Elkins wowed his audiences with his autobiographical one man/one cardboard box comical romp, box., in theSpace@Surgeons Hall.
For 25 years, until mid-2017, Dennis Elkins focused on teaching theatre in higher academia in the US Southeast and Rocky Mountain areas. Currently, he lives as an itinerant artist.
Recently, Elkins has been creating three original solo shows celebrating the escapades of “mr. dennis” in the N trilogy: box., bag— and blood (line). The trilogy is a composite of three independent plays tracking the unpredictability of cardboard boxes, the chaotic travels of a middle-aged man on the loose in India and the inevitable chaos of retirement (when set to music). Dennis has also developed and performed other one-man shows of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Poe’s Never Bet the Devil Your Head, and Tipping the Glass, an Evening with O. Henry. Favorite roles include Lear, Shylock, Polonius, Sir Toby, Rothko, Picasso, Joe Keller and Edna Turnblad. Favorite venues include the Nashville Rep, the Clarence Brown Company, the Colorado and Utah Shakespeare Festivals, Single Carrot Theatre in Baltimore and Thingamajig Theatre Company, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Directing credits include Merry Wives of Windsor and Comedy of Errors for the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival, The Pirates of Penzance, Spring Awakening, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Learned Ladies and Little Women. Elkins is a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and a member of Actors’ Equity Association.